Agenda, decisions and minutes

Council
Wednesday 17th January, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Dean Devine  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

290.

Appointment of Honorary Freeman of the Borough

Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that the Council may, by resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the members voting thereon at a meeting of the Council specially convened for the purpose, admit to be an honorary freeman of the borough persons of distinction and persons who have, in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the borough.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Alan Smith has nominated

Malcolm Irving Wilson, OBE for appointment as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough.

 

The Council is asked to consider and pass the following resolution:

 

‘That Allerdale Borough Council, in pursuant to the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, hereby confers the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough upon Malcolm Irving Wilson, OBE in recognition of sporting excellence, services to the community and contribution to the borough through economic regeneration and tourism.’

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed Councillors and guests to the meeting.

 

Councillor A Smith proposed the following:

 

That Allerdale Borough Council, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, hereby confers the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough upon Malcolm Irving Wilson, OBE in recognition of sporting excellence, services to the community and contribution to the borough through economic regeneration and tourism.

 

This was seconded by Councillor T Markley.

 

A vote was taken on the motion. The vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.

 

The Mayor offered congratulations to the Honorary Freeman on behalf of the Council and the people of the borough.

 

The Honorary Freeman addressed the meeting and thanked the Council for bestowing the honour upon him.

 

Resolved

 

That Allerdale Borough Council, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, hereby confers the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough upon Malcolm Irving Wilson, OBE in recognition of sporting excellence, services to the community and contribution to the borough through economic regeneration and tourism.